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RATINGS: 1113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Pumpkin and Spices(Cinnamon,Nutmeg,Cardamom,Cloves). This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is heartier, spicier, and more caramelly and pumpkiny than its faint brethren! Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night, or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream. If you don't agree this is the mother of all pumpkin ales, then you just don't like mothers!

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3.6
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle, brown orangy pour. Medium malty pumpkin and allspice aroma. Less pumpkin the flavors, caramel malty, and clovy allspice. Alcohol fairly present. Finishes dry.

4
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2006
This pumpkin ale rules. I think this is my favorite pumpy ever. I find pumpkin ales to be either way too light on the pumpkin or way to heavy. This is just right. Highly recommended.

3.7
BeerandBlues2 (13870) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 18, 2005
12-oz. bottle via trade with kramer17801. Pours brassy, bronze orange with a small diminishing tan foamy head. Pumpkin and sweet roasted caramel malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cardamom and fruity candied hop aroma. Pumkin caramel malt, heavy cinnamon, medium bitter and acidtiy flavor, hop and yeast finish with alcohol notes. Medium bodied and fizzy, spicy palate.

3.8
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Thanks to hopdog for this bottled gem. This tastes like Thanksgiving in a glass. Strong aroma and flavors of nutmeg cinnamon, and caramel with a slight pumpkin malty finish. A little watered down in the end, but overall a good spiced beer and I don’t like spiced beers.

3.8
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Couldn’t drink a whole bunch of this stuff but for one bomber it’s great to try. Copper orange color that is perfect. Huge nutmeg nose and flavor. Tastes like pumpkin pie beer.

2.6
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
Totally clear orange-amber pour offering an off-white ring. Strong nutmeg nose makes efforts to focus on pumpkin white vegetal roasted grains try to showcase more without any considerable success. Focused, almost unfortunately grainy, alcoholic spicy taste that quickly dulls out, managing to be different from anything else, but at the same time accentuating the wiseness of the more conventional takes. Not so characterfull ultimately, light bodied,sawy and its drying attempts, sweet and spritzy in its effervescence.

3.6
JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Truly a rich pumpkin color with a moderate but stable lid of tan bubbles. nice lace. Sweet spiced brew aromas. Nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger, they all seem to be in there. Fruit bread notes lie underneath it all. Perhaps a bit sharp and young, but it sure does clean out the nasal passages. All kinds of spice in the flavor as well. Cloves seem to dominate with a a mild toasted cinnamon bread flavor in the backdrop. A touch unbalanced and "raw" at this point in time. This has some mellowing to do and should be better in six months or so. As a pure spice brew quite good now. Thanks Santa.

3.5
fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2005
12 oz. bottle thanks to SuIIy. Red pour with a very smallish head. Aromas were amaizning with cinnamon and nutmeg. I really wanted to put some whipped cream on top of this. The flavor started off fine with all those flavors up front, but the finish was a bit off for me. Maybe it was that squash character? Still not bad, and the best Pumpkin Ale I have had.

3.6
heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 Medium copper colored body with a thin light tan head. The aroma is lightly spiced with nutmeg and pumpkin. There are also fall leaves and some apple core. The taste has some light pumpkin with a spicy nutmeg and clove finish. There is also some fresh squash character here, but I know I am confusing that with the pumpkin which gets stronger as you go through the beer. Less spices than many pumpkin beers. Pumpkin lovers, this is your beer. Thanks a lot for the bottle, Duane.

3.5
Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 5, 2005
(i believe hopdog sent me this,although i clould be wrong)poured a see-through orange with very little head to speak of.the aroma was simply outstanding.pumpkin pie with whip cream,christmas trees,cinnamon,and just a bit of hops made for a wondeful christmas time smell.the aroma was a mix of the same parts with a bit of tabasco suace thrown in.(and i thought that was a strange twist if ya ask me.)overall this is very good.


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